In consideration of the Australian Rugby Union Limited (“ARU”) agreeing to accept and register you as a participant, you (or if the participant is under 18 years of age, that participant’s parent or legal guardian on behalf of the participant): (i) undertake to be bound by the IRB Laws of the Game and Regulations (www.irb.com), ARU Code of Conduct By-Law, and Policies (including ARU Anti-Doping Code and Member Protection Policy) (www.rugby.com.au/policies); (ii) warrant that you have fully disclosed any suspension you may be serving imposed by any sporting body, and will disclose any suspension imposed in the future; (iii) undertake to pay all fees; (iv) agree that ARU, your Member Union or Club may use your name or image in any form or medium for marketing, promotional and research activities; (v) acknowledge that ARU may de-register you at any time by notice; (vi) acknowledge that the Game is a hazardous sport and that incidents may happen, and to the extent permitted by law, you waive all claims for liability against any participant and release every participant from all liability, provided that such liability arises while you are participating in any rugby activity. You agree that ARU will hold the benefit of this release and waiver on trust for all participants. ARU makes no warranties regarding services associated with the Game or the fitness for purpose of materials provided. For the purpose of this document: the “Game” means the game of Rugby, which includes Mini-Rugby, Midi-Rugby, Walla Rugby and games played under the Australian under-19 Laws; “participants” mean ARU and any other rugby union, rugby club or referees’ association in Australia and any member, officer, official, administrator, coach, manager, selector, match official, physiotherapist, trainer, ball person, or unqualified first aid officer associated with such body; “liability” means liability in tort or contract for any death, personal injury or damage to property including vicarious liability for assault but excluding other liability for assault; “rugby activity” means playing the Game or engaging in training for the Game or other activities directed or recommended by a participant.
The ARU condemns the use of performance enhancing substances in Rugby Football as both dangerous to health and contrary to the ethics of sport, and prohibits the taking or use of drugs or stimulants or involvement in other doping methods prohibited by World Anti Doping Code. Refusal to provide a sample for testing also incurs sanctions. A copy of the ARU’s Anti-Doping By-Laws is available on both ARU’s website and on request from ARU. You agree to observe the ARU’s Anti-Doping By-Laws, to provide samples for testing wherever requested by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority or the ARU (both in and out of season), and to observe the protocols for taking and verifying samples and for providing whereabouts notifications. You also agree to the publication of the results of any sample tested and of any findings of fact by an ARU judicial committee or Board and its decision whether or not to impose a sanction and release the ARU and the members of the judicial committee and Board from liability as a result of, and waive all claims you may have as a result of or in relation to, the publication of their findings of fact and decisions as to sanctions.
In the case of the participant being a minor, a Parent or Guardian is requested to read and complete this form. In executing this document, the Parent or Guardian of the above minor (the “Minor”), agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified all participants in respect of any claims for the liability arising while the Minor is participating in any rugby football activity and acknowledges that the ARU will hold the benefit of this indemnity on trust for all participants.
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